27 06, 2022

Giles Dickson: Biodiversity and renewables go hand in hand

By |2022-06-23T08:07:14+02:00June 27th, 2022|OPINIONS, REGULATORY, TOP NEWS|

The European Commission has published its Nature Protection Package.  The package implements the EU 2030 Biodiversity Strategy, part of the European Green Deal.  It’s also supporting the REPowerEU Action Plan, the measures to reduce Europe’s dependence on Russian fossil fuels and accelerate the growth of renewables, which the Commission presented on 18 May.  The expansion [...]

12 05, 2022

Hexicon and Elia Grid International collaborate on integrating offshore farms with onshore grids

By |2022-05-12T09:35:15+02:00May 12th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Hexicon and Elia Grid International (EGI) join forces to connect the wind energy produced by Floating Offshore Windfarms (FOW) to the onshore grid, and that on a global scale. The two companies will develop concepts and projects to integrate large scale floating offshore wind parks into the onshore power systems. The 5-year long cooperation consists [...]

11 05, 2022

Poland to reassess the potential of offshore wind in the Baltic Sea. The report will be presented this fall

By |2022-05-11T16:09:53+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, POLAND|

Experts from Ramboll, KP Consulting, Gdynia Maritime Institute and Gdynia Maritime University, within a jointly formed consortium, will prepare a report on electricity production potential of offshore wind farms located in Polish Baltic Sea areas. A vision for the sector's development until 2050 will also be presented. The study will be released in October 2022. [...]

11 05, 2022

Norwegian Deep Wind Offshore starts up in Sweden

By |2022-05-11T08:34:12+02:00May 11th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS, SWEDEN|

Norwegian company, Deep Wind Offshore recognizes massive potential and great opportunities in the Swedish offshore wind market and is establishing its own company in Sweden.  The aim is to promote and create local jobs and work with local suppliers to build a strong and robust supply chain for offshore wind industry. In the first phase, [...]

10 05, 2022

TSOs, HVDC technology suppliers and the wind industry join forces to build the DC grid of the future

By |2022-05-10T08:30:18+02:00May 10th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

On Monday 2 May transmission system operators, technology providers and the wind industry came together to formally launch the READY4DC project. READY4DC will create a community of experts to work out recommendations on how to plan and build an interoperable and expandable direct current grid in Europe. The project is supported by the European Union’s [...]

24 02, 2022

Europe installed 17.4 GW in wind turbines in 2021. There are big ambitions, but achieving them proves itself harder

By |2022-04-08T09:06:53+02:00February 24th, 2022|OFFSHORE NEWS|

According to a recent report by European Wind Energy Association WindEurope, 17.4 GW of new wind energy capacity will be installed across Europe in 2021, bringing the total installed capacity to 236 GW (offshore and onshore). In the EU-27, 11 GW have been installed. Europe is only building half the wind power capacity needed to [...]

12 01, 2022

Daniel Fraile Montoro: The wind sector needs partners in the energy transition in Europe

By |2022-01-17T23:14:54+01:00January 12th, 2022|OPINIONS|

Daniel Fraile Montoro, Director for Market Intelligence in Wind Europe said in an interview for BalticWind.EU, that the European Union and all the countries, are committed to reaching climate neutrality by 2050. "There's been many studies showing that the best way to achieve that is through electrification of the energy system. Electricity is much [...]

22 12, 2021

Giles Dickson: The wind industry is ready to deliver the huge volumes needed to electrify our economies

By |2021-12-22T11:12:38+01:00December 22nd, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

In our latest interview with Giles Dickson, we ask about the Electric City 2021 conference held in Copenhagen and the challenges of wind energy development in Europe. The interview appeared on BalticWind.EU latest report straight from Copenhagen.  Which topics brought wind industry representatives to Copenhagen this year? Renewables are now around 40% of the [...]

21 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Peter Jenkins: IoT technology can help optimise offshore wind projects

By |2021-12-21T15:37:38+01:00December 21st, 2021|OPINIONS|

4Subsea is a provider of technology that helps operators optimize energy production from subsea oil & gas fields and offshore wind farms. Experts link expertise with data analytics and digital services to maximise lifetime of assets and reduce operational costs. Peter Jenkins, CEO at 4SUBSEA said in commentary for BalticWind.EU that the company brings [...]

20 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Daiva Garbaliauskaitė: Offshore wind is a silver bullet and the core of electricity

By |2022-04-08T09:28:14+02:00December 20th, 2021|INTERVIEWS, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

Lithuania has ambitions to develop offshore wind energy, which will significantly support the decarbonisation of the energy sector. Lithuanian Deputy Minister of Energy Daiva Garbaliauskaitė talks to BalticWind.EU about the importance of wind turbines development in the Baltic Sea.  This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available [...]

19 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO – Rytis Kėvelaitis: Lithuania, Latvia, and Estonia, are new and exciting markets for offshore winds

By |2021-12-20T08:31:41+01:00December 19th, 2021|ESTONIA, INTERVIEWS, LATVIA, LITHUANIA, TOP NEWS|

The Baltic Sea will be one of the European regions supporting the European Union’s energy transition. Particular potential is seen in offshore wind energy. We talk about the role of the Baltic Sea in decarbonising the region’s economies with Rytis Kėvelaitis, Founder and CEO at Energy Unlimited.  Kėvelaitis stressed that three Baltic states, Lithuania, [...]

16 12, 2021

BalticWind.EU VIDEO: DNV expects a massive scaling of global renewable energy, including the Baltic Sea

By |2021-12-20T08:32:13+01:00December 16th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS|

How to reach Paris Agreement Net Zero goals and what are the challenges for different regions worldwide. At #ElectricCity2021 we spoke with Ditlev Engel, CEO of Energy Systems at DNV. This interview will be part of the BalticWind.EU Special Report WindEurope ElectricCity 2021, which will be available for download on our website next week.

16 12, 2021

Dickson: The new German Government has very promising new ambitions for wind energy

By |2021-12-16T00:05:14+01:00December 16th, 2021|GERMANY, OFFSHORE NEWS|

The new German Government is up and running. The coalition of Social Democrats, Greens and Liberals brands itself a “climate Government”. They’ve agreed that Germany should exit coal-fired power earlier than planned – in 2030 if possible. And that much more renewable energy will be required to achieve that. So [...]

4 11, 2021

Offshore wind, grids, environment – let’s talk about the future of the Baltic Sea at Electric City 2021

By |2022-04-08T09:26:06+02:00November 4th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, TOP NEWS|

November will be the month to talk about wind energy in Europe. A conference organized by WindEurope, Electric City 2021 will be held in Copenhagen to discuss a new perspective on offshore wind development. It is also an excellent opportunity to discuss the role of the Baltic Sea in the development of the wind sector [...]

28 09, 2021

WindEurope: Offshore wind is essential for the just transition from fossil fuels to renewables in Poland

By |2021-09-28T08:26:51+02:00September 28th, 2021|OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS, POLAND|

On 15 September 2021 Poland signed its first Offshore Wind Sector Deal. This Government-industry collaboration aims to establish a leading offshore wind industry in Poland. Under the Sector Deal the industry commits to the creation of up to 60,000 direct and indirect jobs in Poland’s wind industry by 2040. The [...]

27 09, 2021

WindEurope: Ensuring the best possible conditions for the Estonian-Latvian offshore wind farm

By |2021-09-27T10:15:56+02:00September 27th, 2021|ESTONIA, LATVIA, OFFSHORE NEWS, OPINIONS|

On 16 August WindEurope CEO Giles Dickson spoke at the kick-off meeting of the ELWIND project, the joint Estonia/Latvia project to develop a hybrid offshore wind farm in the Gulf of Riga. Dickson gave an introduction about offshore wind developments in Europe and shared the experience of past and existing [...]

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